DeMarco Murray is only one year into his contract with the Eagles but there’s already buzz that they could be going their separate ways. For his part, however, Murray says that’s simply not the case.
“No. I’m signed there for the next four years. I don’t know where that story is coming from,” Murray told PFT. “It’s a little crazy. Every week I feel like there’s something new. It’s a little weird. I can’t worry about what people are saying. I’ll just continue to work hard. I’m signed for four years and I’m committed.”
On Thursday afternoon, a report indicated that Murray and the Eagles were on their way to a stare down regarding his future. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, there are doubts within the Eagles organization that Murray can bounce back in 2016. However, he says, it’s not clear if the team is willing to stomach the $13MM charge on the cap that would apply if Murray is released and not designated as a post-June 1 cut.
Within the interview, Murray admitted it was “hard to get comfortable” in Kelly’s scheme, but claimed that the perception of problems with the coach were “blown out of proportion” over the course of the season. Murray said he’s spoken to new Eagles coach Doug Pederson and expects a “more conventional” offensive scheme in 2016. That traditional offense, he hopes, will allow him to do better than the career-worst 3.6 yards per carry he posted during his first season as an Eagle.
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